The iPhone 5,NFC,and Reality by Ken Mages
POSTED BY KENNETH G. MAGES,ON AUGUST 3RD,2011
I don't think Apple will have NFC in their next iPhone release. I also don’t think it will be called the iPhone 5 until it does have NFC.
Therefore,much like the iPhone 3 which had two subsequent releases (the “G”and then the “GS”) I think the next iPhone may be called the iPhone 4B for Bluetooth 4.0.
It’s never been Apple’s style to release something before it has broad market utility and frankly,what can you REALLY do with a Nexus S enabled NFC phone today?
No real provisioning for the storage of multiple cards exists yet and very few cash registers have NFC capabilities (go to ANY McDonald’s if you want to see one). Also,outside of Portland,where are NFC stickers being used for any real data gathering?
Nobody loves NFC and all of it’s capabilities more than I do,but let’s get real,until we have POS devices that accept NFC payment instruments and until we have enough NFC enabled phones and cards,and stickers,the NFC train is still revving at the station.
But that’s just my two cents…
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